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President Joe Biden speaks while meeting with union and business leaders to discuss the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden attempts to ramp up enthusiasm for infrastructure bill

Joe Biden attempted to ramp up enthusiasm for the bipartisan infrastructure bill while the two major parties continue to clash on Capitol Hill. In a meeting on Thursday at the White House, Biden discussed the $1.2 trillion measure with people who represent unions, including those for manufacturers, electricians and painters.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of California, joined by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks during a news conference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Democrats suggest new definition for infrastructure

Democrat leaders in the House and the Senate returned to the Hill after a brief recess and immediately began to convince Americans to get on board with their definition of infrastructure and many spending proposals. On Monday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed the current understanding of the term infrastructure was outdated.